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Fox Ramping Up Business Channel

Having signed its first round of carriage agreements for its soon-to-be-launched Fox Business Channel, News Corp. is stepping up efforts to staff the new network and has tapped Fox News Channel interim Washington bureau chief Bruce Becker as vice president of business news.

He was put in his current post last year after Kim Hume bailed on the job and has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996. Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes says Becker's "extensive experience and insight in Washington is now integral to our development of the proposed business channel."

At the same time, "Weekend Live" anchor and congressional correspondent Brian Wilson will take over as Hume's replacement. No launch date for the new venture has been announced, but News Corp COO Peter Chernin recently said that one would follow "pretty rapidly" after the network got distribution in at least 30 million households. It has already passed that mark on deals with Comcast and Time Warner Cable.



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